Bryan Fuller a Master of Sci-Fi

October 2, 2008
The long-awaited return of Pushing Daisies this week reminded us just how smart and clever this gem is. So it's only fitting that out creator/producer Bryan Fuller has been named one of Television Week's "Masters of Sci-Fi". "Like the piemaker at the center of Pushing Daisies, creator Bryan Fuller likes to give his shows a special touch," writes TV Week's Vlada Gelman. Fuller (center at left) shares the section with other sci-fi and fantasy notables such as Joss Whedon (Buffy), J.J. Abrams (Lost) and Tim Kring, who worked with Fuller on the first season of Heroes. Daisies revolves around a man who can bring the dead back to life with a touch, continuing Fuller’s tradition of creating unique cult fantasies that bring comedy, romance and a dash of reality to an epic genre. While Fuller's Fox series Wonderfalls featured a lesbian supporting character, he has yet to introduce a recurring LGBT character on Daisies, although the character of Olive (Kristin Chenoweth) was originally developed as a lesbian character. Fuller, who got his start on Star Trek: Voyager, says he would like to make a new Star Trek series. “I think it would be a ball,” he adds. Hopefully, in Fuller's hands, a new Star Trek will be LGBT inclusive. But let's start with Pushing Daisies first.